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CALA Alliance is an Arizona community-based organization dedicated to educating and inspiring everyone about the richness of our Latino cultural heritage. Anchored by a bi-annual arts and cultural festival, Celebración Artística de las Américas (CALA), creates shared arts experiences that encourage cultural understanding between people of the Americas. Through festivals, performances, exhibits, in-school activities, food, music and events, we all share in the joy and beauty of the cultural life of the Americas. The life we live throughout Arizona.

The inaugural CALA Alliance Festival was held in 2011. Since then, more than 40 member organizations throughout Metro-Phoenix have engaged in programming a variety of arts and cultural activities that celebrate our ties to Latin America. The CALA Alliance Festival continues to be the only international cultural festival exclusively focused on our regional distinction: our ties to the Americas.


CALAPHXFestThis year, in addition to the CALA Alliance Valley-wide International Festival taking place from October 8 through November 3, 2013, CALA Alliance is pleased to engage in an important and exciting new partnership with the City of Phoenix entitled CALA PHX! Fest. This community celebration is a concentrated 2-day festival in downtown Phoenix that will showcase and highlight a number of the diverse and exciting offerings of the CALA International Festival. Major and minor streets within the downtown Phoenix area will be sectioned off for the community to enjoy a variety of entertainment acts and family-friendly cultural offerings.